“There are people who take the heart out of you, and there are people who put it back,” wrote author Charles de Lint. According to my analysis of the astrological omens, your heart will encounter far more of the latter than the former types of people in 2020. There may be one wrangler who tries to take the heart out of you, but there will be an array of nurturers who will strive to keep the heart in you — as well as boosters and builders who will add even more heart.” my horoscope by Rob Brezsny came in the mail today.
It’s been hard to be me. Continue reading “Before a breakthrough you’ll have immense suffering”
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I get my inspiration where I can get it… so this article was inspired by a short article on Medium…
1. Two young fish are swimming in the lake and they pass by an older fish that is swimming the opposite way. The older fish nods at them in greeting, and says, “Morning, boys. How is the water?” The two young fish swim on for a while, then one of them looks over at the other and asks ‘What the hell is water?’
OK, that is one story about water… and self-awareness.
2. The second story comes from a book I haven’t read and probably won’t. But the question is fascinating:
Why doesn’t water taste like anything?
According to psychophysicist Mark Changizi, water tastes like nothing because evolutionarily, its lack of taste made it easier for us to taste anything harmful that might be tainting it. Bacteria from a rotting dead animal upstream could spell death for a human that ingested it, and flavorless water makes it easier for us to taste it.
3. And here is the third story: what I really want to write this article about: Continue reading “Self-awareness… is something tainting the water?”
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I don’t wanna…! You can’t make me… Nooo!
We expect these reactions from children, but more than 50% of all soul corrections’ foundational issue is this unwillingness, this resistance.
If you remember, all soul corrections are, fundamentally, about restricting desire for the self alone (evil, negative energy).
Obviously, this resistance, this unwillingness is about you, and not something beyond you… What you are gaining from this behavior is only for you, and not for anyone else’s sake, and it serves only your lowest self… not anything else.
So we can say, safely, that it is one of the major enemies of you, personally, and us, humanity, become better, higher, a humanity of human beings… who don’t kill each other, don’t hate each other, who don’t use each other.
And because this unwillingness feels innocent, or it feels like procrastination, or it feels that it holds YOU back… you think that it is not evil… and that it is not mandatory for you to overcome it, if you want to feel good about yourself.
Continue reading “Unwillingness masquerading as confusion, fear, and a host of other “symptoms””
Self-awareness is the rarest of all the human virtues. Why? because it is all inner… and unless you have it you won’t even know you have it. And unless you grow it, you can’t change.
This is one of the things I measure in the Starting Point Measurements.
The numbers I get are between 3% and 20%, with 20% is being rare: I only found, so far, one person with that level of awareness.
So what can you notice if and when you are self-aware?
You notice your feelings and your emotions and then interpret them. Explain them.
We (and psychologists) have established that emotional intelligence is crucial to the quality of your life. Your life experience. Continue reading “Self-awareness… what is it and why is it crucial to have it?”
It’s eerie how soul correction that is calculated from your date of birth and zodiac signs, calculated from just your birthday can be so very accurate in their core.
By core I mean your base nature. What you are inclined to do, the attitude you are inclined to have.
My horoscope for the next weeks or so… by Rob Brezsny:
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Pike’s Peak is a 14,115-foot mountain in Colorado. It’s not a simple task to trek to the top. Unless you’re well-trained, you might experience altitude sickness. Wicked thunderstorms are a regular occurrence during the summer. Snow falls year-round. But back in 1929, an adventurer named Bill Williams decided the task of hiking to the summit wasn’t tough enough. He sought a more demanding challenge. Wearing kneepads, he spent 21 days crawling along as he used his nose to push a peanut all the way up. I advise you to avoid making him your role model in the coming weeks, Virgo. Just climb the mountain. Don’t try to push a peanut up there with your nose, too.
Yesterday I was on the phone with a client.
Her soul correction is Fear/Fearless. In the conversation it was becoming obvious that she had read “Feelings” the book I have been so excited about. So the conversation was on a more even footing that most of my conversations: she has been paying attention and recognizing at least some of the dynamics the feelings have, and has been managing her fear quite well.
Buy the book “Feelings” Show proof of purchase for a pdf… you’ll need it. It’s hard to see the illustration on Kindle…
You have always wanted to get out of your head. You tried meditation, drugs, to no avail. Because the way out of the head is through the feelings… the body, where you feel the feelings. Your control center. Overriding the mind nearly 100% of the time.
Continue reading “Emotional Intelligence: learning what feelings are, what feelings do will help you live life as a human, instead of a puppet”
Your eyes may be bigger than your stomach… Build on your strengths
One of the happiest turn in my life was when I fully turned away from architecture.
I started architecture school in 1966. I, unknowingly, chose that profession, because my mother wanted to be an architect, but could not, because of the Jewish Laws that came in in 1938, limiting the number of Jewish students at universities.
I didn’t know that I was an empath and I felt my mother’s feelings instead of my own… and she felt strong desire towards architecture. Continue reading “Your eyes may be bigger than your stomach… Build on your strengths”
Everyone, always, wants to effect the results directly, but that is not the nature of reality. The result comes from many many factors, that together and individually can be effected… and the synergistic effect finally gets all the way to the end result.
In some contexts the end result is your vibration. In others your worldly results, like how much money you make.
Because most people have no idea how the world works, what is the nature of reality, they are highly ineffective in the world, and they are highly dupable.
If you cannot see cause and effect, the connection between things, you’ll do stupid things, put the cart in front of the horses, and spend time and money on ineffective practices, ineffective programs.
Religion is one of these ineffective practices, ineffective programs. Continue reading “How the about-me score effects your relationships, how you appear in the world, how successful you can be?”
I am writing nowadays a lot about your mental slothfulness, about your lack of knowledge, lack of understanding, and poor absorption of what you are seeing.
In a coaching call yesterday my student started to bring some clarity for me.
He calls it “nodding” when he has no idea what he just heard, or what he just read.
That is the visible part of this huge iceberg… but what is in the immersed part? Continue reading “You got stuck in the behavior of a 3-4-year old and it is biting you in the ass today”
The current humanity, homo sapiens, is ignorant to the 90% of reality, the invisible reality. They are like a bunch of Missourians, the show me state… Building and changing the invisible habits
Most people judge by appearances, overt actions, your voice, your actions. But those cover only the top 10% of who you are.
The remaining 90% is invisible, sometimes even to yourself.
And as with everything in our 10% world, what defines how the 10% “manifests” is the 90%. Continue reading “Removing the leaks created by your inner habits, your attitude, your “how””